Best news ever or best news ever? Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will host the Golden Globes for the next two years, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The exciting announcement comes after much speculation that the women would be repeating their 2013 stint as hosts, which earned the show positive reviews and a six-year high in viewers. “Tina and Amy are two of the most talented comedic writer/performers in our business, and they were a major reason the Golden Globes was the most entertaining awards show of last season,” said NBC president of alternative and late night programming Paul Telegdy. “We’re elated they wanted to host together again and that they committed for the next two years.”
Added Theo Kingma, president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association: “We are thrilled Amy and Tina have decided to return as hosts of the Golden Globe Awards for the next two years. Their return ensures that the Golden Globes will once again be the biggest, best and most entertaining awards celebration of the year.”
We, too, are beyond thrilled that the ladies are teaming up again, seeing as their 2013 hosting gig made for one of the most enjoyable Golden Globes in years. Our only complaint back in January was that we didn't see enough of them, but with this announcement, our wish to see more Fey-Poehler magic has officially been fulfilled.
There is, however, one downside to this undeniably great news: This means Fey and Poehler are almost definitely out of the running to become 2015's Oscar hosts. (Ellen DeGeneres is hosting this year's show.) There had been no guarantee that they'd be chosen as hosts, but their chemistry during the Globes seemed to hint towards an Oscar future. Still, we're not too sad: The Globes, a less prestigious affair with an open bar to boot, tend to be a more fun, relaxed show than the Oscars anyhow.
Start counting down the days until Jan. 12th, because there's no doubt in our minds that Fey and Poehler will make this year's show worth our time. You hear that, Taylor Swift? Start watching your back, because the best comedy duo in the business is about to take over.